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Tree Planting Tips



Produced by Backyard Farmer, Eric Berg and Chip Murrow from the Nebraska Forest Service discusses planting trees. Planting tips include planting your tree at the proper depth, dig a broad and shallow hole, get the tree standing straight in the hole, be sure to remove girdling roots. After care tips include using wood mulch, remove girdling tags, don't prune new trees for three years, stake if necessary, and don't fertilize a new tree.


How To Plant A Fruit Tree



Ed Lavio from the Dave Wilson Nursey wholesale tree nursery discusses planting fruit trees with help from Tom Spellman. He discusses where to place your tree, especially considering drainage. Fruit trees consist of a rootstock and a scion. He stresses that you need to purchase a tree with a root stock that is suitable for your areas soil and disease problems. He then shows how to dig a tapered cone shaped hole for the tree. The tree they are planting is a July Aberta peach. Ed stresses that you should be sure that the soil line that the tree previously had is the soil line it has in it's new hole. He then shows how to prune the new fruit tree. Lastly he mulches the tree, which keeps the soil moist and cool.


How To Plant a Tree



Rob Beideman from Plating America covers the basics of tree planting. He says that fall is actually a better time than spring, and summer is not a good time. Rob points out that trees come in containers, balled and burlaped, bare root, or from seed. He demonstrates plating a container grown tree. As with the other videos, Rob stresses getting the tree plated at the same depth as it had previously been growing. He stresses that a tree will need about an inch of water weekly, but you also don't want your tree too wet. He also shows a nice mulching of about three inches deep and out to the edge of where the leaves will be.


Fall Tree Planting



Allen Smith shows discusses why a fall planting is best for trees. He also discusses the importance of trees in the landscape, their positive effects on your home cooling budget if planted on the west side of a house, and to be sure to find out how large the fully grown tree will be before planting.

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